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Dec

10 Savvy Ways to Save on Gas

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With gas prices constantly on the rise, everyone is looking for ways to save. Most of us know the bare basics to save on gas — not driving aimlessly, not cranking your air conditioning, etc. — but here are ten more savvy ways to save on gas and increase the value of your truck loans. Buy gift cards for gas at a discount Like many other businesses, gas stations sell gift cards. You might be able to find discounted gift cards for different gas stations online. If you pay $40 for a $50 gift card, you’re getting ten dollars worth of gas for free. It’s hard to beat that bargain! Don’t drive angry It’s tempting to drive aggressively and angrily when you’re behind slow drivers, in the middle of heavy traffic, or just plain exhausted. But angry driving has a huge impact on your gas mileage. When you floor your pedal instead of gently accelerating, you’ll consume a great deal more fuel. This theory has been tested and proven. Studies show that slow acceleration from a green light, along with…

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22
May

4 Common Questions And Answers About Leasing A Truck

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If you are planning on leasing a commercial truck and have some questions, don’t worry, you are not alone and you are likely not the first. Investing in a commercial truck is a big endeavour, involving a considerable amount of money and risk and you want to be sure that you have all of the necessary information going into it. Below are four of the most common questions that first time leasers have about truck and trailer and commercial truck leasing. What is a full-service lease? Some financing companies will offer you additional fleet management services and options that can then be rolled into your monthly payment on your lease. A number of items, such as brakes, glass, tires etc., are usually only given to you once during the life of your vehicle. Whenever something needs to be replaced, it’s on you. A full-service lease will typically cover the cost…

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15
May

Your Guide To Construction Equipment

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If you are thinking about starting your own construction business, there are some common pieces of machinery that you might not have been aware of. They each come with their own construction equipment financing needs, and they could end up proving integral to the success of your business. Below is your guide to some of them. Excavators These large pieces of common equipment are either on wheel or on tracks, and usually have a long bucket arm attached to a pivoting cab, which is capable of rotating 30 degrees. The operator of the excavator sits in the cab and controls the machine from there. They are most commonly used for digging application, but also for lifting heavy prefab pieces like pipe, as well as other smaller pieces of equipment. Bulldozers These are some of the strongest, as well as the most reliable pieces of heavy machinery in the construction industry,…

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8
May

4 Navigation Tips For Truck Drivers

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As a truck driver, a large portion of your time is going to be spent on the open road, going from point A to point B and you are going to have to know where you are going. Being able to navigate is key for a commercial truck driver, and just because you have received your commercial truck loan, does not mean you now know how to navigate. It takes time and practice to learn the basics. Below are four navigation tips to get you started. Don’t use GPS, maps, or apps meant for the general public The difference between navigating a car and navigating a commercial truck is huge. Most of the roads, bridges, overpasses, etc. are built to accommodate the weights and dimensions of cars, pickups, minivans and SUVs. With tractor trailer setups, many overpass clearances are too low, and a lot of municipal roads don’t allow certain…

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1
May

How To Start A Trucking Company

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Many people spend their entire lives dreaming and fantasizing about owning their own business. Being your own boss, setting your own hours, taking vacations when you want, spending time with your family when you want. It all sounds pretty appealing, doesn’t it? Starting your own trucking company can provide all that freedom and more, but it comes with some special considerations you should know about, including ones surrounding heavy equipment loans and other financing issues. Below is some guidance that could help you if you are looking to start a trucking company. Getting the right equipment The first and most important step if you are starting your own trucking company is making sure that you get the right equipment. The trucking industry can be very profitable, but it is also highly competitive. Getting equipment is going to be the first, and perhaps the most expensive decision you make. Trucking equipment…

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